share (one's) sorrow

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share (one's) sorrow

1. To commiserate with one about the same or similar loss, disappointment, or misfortune. A: "I lost nearly everything during the economic crash." B: "I share your sorrow. I had to shutter the business my great-grandfather built because of the crash." We're going down to the bar with the other laid-off workers to share their sorrow.
2. To relate one's loss, disappointment, misfortune, or the source thereof to someone else. You should keep all that grief bottled up inside. It's important to share your sorrow with someone who can help you learn how to cope with it. It was nearly a year after her father died that Sarah finally shared her sorrow with me.
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share someone's sorrow

to grieve as someone else grieves. We all share your sorrow on this sad, sad day. I am sorry to hear about the death in your family. I share your sorrow.
See also: share, sorrow
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You taught us, Lord, to love the weak To share their sorrows, dry their tears Take them to our heart, and seek A way to soothe their doubts and fears.
He strongly condemned the Khyber Bazar Peshawar blast yesterday and said that President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani and the Government of Pakistan were with the aggrieved families and equally share their sorrows with them.
Rodney and Lesley share their sorrows over one too many drinks and get carried away
CANCER charity Tenovus is inviting people to share their sorrows and joy at Christmas time with a Lovelight carol service.